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10X Bigger!
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Students will explore multi-digit numbers and the relationship between ones, tens and hundreds; a digit in one place is 10x the digit in the place to its right. Students will use their bodies to represent digits in multi-digit numbers up to the hundredths place and compare these numbers using <, =, >. Students will use their bodies as multi-digit numbers to add and subtract.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
OER Administrator
Date Added:
02/08/2019
19th Century Women: Struggle and Triumph
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Ever wonder what women were doing during the 1800s or what is known as the antebellum period of United States history? Men are well represented in our history books as they were the powerful, educated leaders of our country. Women, on the other hand, rarely had opportunities to tell their stories. Powerful stories of brave women who helped shape the history of the United States are revealed to students through journals, letters, narratives and other primary sources. Synthesizing information from the various sources, students write their impressions of women in the Northeast, Southeast, or the West during the Nineteenth Century.

Subject:
Social Studies
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
03/27/2007
Aggie LIFE
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This game teaches students about cyber security issues by asking questions after spinning a wheel and moving your game piece around the board.

Created as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, “Aggie LIFE” was created by the Division of Information Technology to test your cyber smarts.

Subject:
21st Century Skills
Material Type:
Game
Author:
Information Technology Division of Texas A&M
Date Added:
09/09/2019
The American Dream
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This lesson invites students to search and sift through rare print documents, early motion pictures, photographs, and recorded sounds from The Library of Congress. Students experience the depth and breadth of the digital resources of the Library, tell the story of a decade, and help define the American Dream.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
06/07/2000
Animals and Their Caretakers - Grade 2 (INFOhio Career Exploration Unit)
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Welcome to INFOhio's Career Exploration Units. In this lesson, students in 2nd grade will learn more about careers that work with animals. These units contain multiple lessons that use INFOhio's digital resources to help students learn, practice, and master key learning standards while learning more about career options. Some of the career options in the field of animal care includesh as a veterinarian, farmer, conservation, park ranger, or zoo keeper.

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Cathie Cooper
Around the World in 1896
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This is a lesson in which students take a trip around the world in 1896 using an online collection of 900 images. The collection includes photos of railroads, elephants, camels, horses, sleds and sleighs, sedan chairs, rickshaws, and other types of transportation, as well as city views, street and harbor scenes, landscapes, and people in North Africa, Asia, Australia, and Oceania.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
07/08/2003
Autumn:  Grade 1 (INFOhio Back to School Bags/Career Exploration)
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Welcome to INFOhio's Back to School Bag/Career Exploration. These lessons use INFOhio's digital resources to help students learn, practice, and master key learning standards.  In this lesson, students will learn more about autumn, Johnny Appleseed and apples as they identify and analyze the central themes in the text.  Key concepts and skills include identifying key details in the story/text and comparing fiction and nonfiction on the same topic.  In addition, students will learn about jobs in agriculture..

Subject:
Critical Thinking
Information, Media and Technological Literacy
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Cathie Cooper
Baseball: As American as Apple Pie
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This is an annotated collection of Library of Congress resources about America's pastime. It includes early baseball pictures, baseball songs and stories, baseball cards, the first all-professional baseball team in America (the Cincinnati Red Stockings, 1869), Cy Young, Ty Cobb, home run kings, and letters and speeches by Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
02/06/2004
Braingle  Brain Teasers
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Brain teasers are a great way to help members develop their thinking skills. These types of activities are a great way to start a club meeting, provide specific content and get everyone thinking.

Subject:
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Thinking
Material Type:
Game
Date Added:
09/06/2019
The Branding of America
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This site offers thumbnail histories of nearly 30 well-known brand names associated with soft drinks, potatoes, cereal, fruit, airplanes, buses, pianos, sewing machines, jeans, shoes, and other products.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
02/06/2004
Civil Air Patrol STEM Resources.pdf
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The Civil Air Patrol (US Air Force affiliate) has many STEM lessons and kits available to educators for a one-time fee. The kits include robotics, microcontrollers, telescoopes, flight simulators and others.

Subject:
Engineering and Science Technologies
Earth and Space Science
Engineering
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Student Guide
Unit of Study
Author:
Bob Claymier
Date Added:
05/21/2019
Civil War Photojournalism: A Record of War
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This activity explores how and why war has been photographed and affords students an opportunity to see bias within war reporting. In addition to analyzing war photographs, students learn about Mathematics and Statisticsew Brady's process for photographing the Civil War and how photographic equipment has improved over time.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Journalism
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
07/07/2000
The Civil War through a Child's Eye
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The Civil War through a Child's Eye lesson focuses on the use of historical fiction and primary sources to expand students' perceptions of the Civil War era. Literature and photographic images reflect, communicate, and influence human perspectives of historical events. Specifically, the unit helps students to view the Civil War era through a child's eye, rather than from an adult perspective.Following an introduction to the Civil War using photographic, daguerreotype, and non-fiction sources, students read Paul Fleischman's Bull Run in Readers Theater format. Next, students examine and interpret primary source images of Civil War era children. Then, students reveal their understanding of a child's perspective in a literary portrait. In sum, this lesson integrates reading, writing, and US history standards.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
04/20/2004
College and Career Awareness for Elementary and Middle School Students
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This College and Career Awareness for Elementary and Middle School Students augments the Pre-College and Career Readiness Curriculum for Students and Their Families (2017, 2018) which was designed for primarily for high school students. Feedback from school counselors led to this development of materials for earlier grades. The current version includes activities and lessons for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, elementary and middle school students. The new materials were developed and shared by the College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV) and GEAR UP Washington State. Additionally, instructions for introducing students to the highly engaging online platform Whyville© were provided by Jen Sun, President of Numedeon. Whyville© is a virtual world designed for children as young as 8 years old which encourages self-directed exploration of ideas, careers, and community challenges.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
ACE's American College Application Campaign
ACT's Center for Equity in Learning
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Community Studies, Chapter 5: How and Why Do Communities Change Over Time?
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Our final chapter in 2nd grade is all about history - how we study it and how we learn about places - especially our community. The authors recognized early on that it would be impossible for us to write a community history for every community in Michigan, so we continue with our study of two - a small town and a larger town. Our hope is that you‰Ûªll have students make connections between these two featured communities and their own. How are they alike? How are they different?

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
MIOpenBook
Provider Set:
Michigan Open Book Project
Author:
Annie Whitlock
Carol Bacack-Egbo
McAnn Bradford
Tamara Morris
Tami Cronce
Vicki Shearer
Date Added:
02/11/2019
Constitution Toolkit
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This site includes images of newspaper articles (1787), notes Washington and Jefferson wrote on drafts of the Constitution (1787-88), Jefferson's chart of state votes (1788), Washington's diaries (1786-89), Hamilton's speech notes for proposing a plan of government, a Philadelphia map (1752), the broadside Bill of Rights (1791), and other artifacts.

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
09/21/2005